Midnight Oil announce Great Barrier Reef benefit show

Postado Setembro 25, 2017

Kicking off in Cairns on Friday October 6, a limited number of tix are going on sale at 10am on Wednesday September 27, with a maximum of two per customer, and the show is also being filmed to run in various TV specials about the plight of the reef, which has undergone significant levels of bleaching in recent years.

Midnight Oil will perform a special intimate gig on the Australian leg of their comeback tour in aid of the Great Barrier Reef.

All proceeds from the show will go to Great Barrier Reef Legacy, a non-partisan scienctific research organisation which operates the reef's only independent research vessel.

The Oils haven't been quiet about drawing attention to environmental causes on their Great Circle world tour.

"The Great Barrier Reef is one of the world's most lovely and intricate ecosystems", said Oils drummer Rob Hirst. "It's also a magnet for tourists, and a major contributor to the local economy so the fact that it's under threat from climate change and unsustainable development should concern all Australians".

"Midnight Oil have always used our music to talk about things we believe are important", frontman Peter Garrett adss.

"The first newsletter has been sent to our members and trade partners and we hope they will forward it to their databases to help more people to learn about the Great Barrier Reef". We're at the eleventh hour for our most important natural asset.

"We want to keep the conversation about the Great Barrier Reef going and encourage people around the world to be knowledgeable advocates for this lovely and diverse ecosystem".

The iconic band has been touring the United States for the past six months on their Great Circle world tour and in a week they will be back home to start their tour of Australia in Alice Springs.

"The Great Barrier Reef is one of the world's most lovely and intricate ecosystems", drummer Rob Hirst says.

"We believe we should support the work of scientists and listen to them when it comes to what we should do to protect this precious environment".